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Hands-on Review
If you’ve ever shopped for a TV, then you undoubtedly know that not all televisions are the same. This is also true of flagship TVs. However, many of them share the same principles and design philosophies; combining the best technologies a manufacturer has to offer in one television, or line of televisions, with the goal of creating a top-tier video experience that would satisfy even the most... READ MORE
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3 months ago
Hands-on Review
In this video, Mia McCormick, of KelbyOne, takes a look at three impressive high-definition monitors from Samsung, with the UD970, sporting a 4K 3840 x 2160 native resolution. These displays range in size from 27 to 32",  providing an immersive desktop viewing experience. Each of these models... READ MORE

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3 months ago
Hands-on Review
In this video, Larry Becker, from Kelby One, showcases a number of popular streaming devices that retail for less than $100.00. These streaming media devices give you access to vast libraries of multimedia content, deliver wireless connectivity that can turn your TV into a Smart TV, and  even enable convenient smartphone and tablet interaction. Each model in this overview supports up to 1080p... READ MORE

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4 months ago
Hands-on Review
One of the cool things about working at B&H is the opportunity some of us have to check out the latest gear from top manufacturers in the electronics world. Envy often circulates when someone gets the call to review a hot new camera or piece of gear. Everyone around me was beyond jealous when I had the opportunity to test the ultimate score:... READ MORE
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5 months ago
Hands-on Review
Frankly speaking, soundbars are great. When you pack as much technology under the hood as these devices do, they have to be. Not only do many soundbars house multiple speaker arrays in an all-in-one design, but they also incorporate various audio-processing technologies, and wide device connectivity. Some can even serve as a pedestal stand for your flat panel TV. If your TV is mounted on a wall... READ MORE
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5 months ago
Hands-on Review
If there is one thing VIZIO has taught us since their inception in 2002, it’s that value and performance do not have to be mutually exclusive. Neither do they have to be lofty marketing terms, leaving consumers confused by which they should prioritize. We have also learned that if a manufacturer chooses, those two words can be guiding principles, inspiring an entire line of home entertainment... READ MORE
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9 months ago
Hands-on Review
If controlling items wirelessly in your home, such as light switches, thermostats, power outlets, and more strikes you as an endeavor that’s both costly and annoyingly “techie,” you should seriously consider taking a look at the line of home-automation products offered by INSTEON. Many manufacturers tout their products as being easy to use, but INSTEON seriously embraces this concept with a... READ MORE
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10 months ago
Hands-on Review
From the invention of the mechanical pencil to the first-ever LCD calculator, Sharp has a rich tradition of innovation that stretches over a century. It was also the first company to introduce the cellular camera phone. Sharp even used its eco-friendly silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells to make an energy-efficient, solar-powered television. As for the company’s AQUOS LCD panel technology, it... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
As the big game approaches, you may be looking at your aging TV and thinking to yourself, “It’s time for an upgrade”—and frankly, why not? Just because you’re not at the stadium doesn’t mean you can’t have a larger-than-life experience in the middle of your living room, and have a few friends and family members over while you’re at it. While game tickets may be out of reach, a feature-packed high... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
At the beginning of 2013, I wrote an article about all the latest home and portable entertainment announcements that were made during CES 2013, in Las Vegas. Searching for a thread that tied the whole show together, I suggested that “total connectivity” was the pervasive theme of the year’s show. The influence of smartphones, tablets, and mobile device apps was ubiquitous. Nearly every home... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
If you're like me, you never get tired of digital content. I appreciate having multiple options for TV shows, music, and movies. An abundance of content allows me to re-watch my favorites, as well as provide an opportunity to binge-watch something new—and lately, with so many shows being picked up on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus, the latter has been happening quite frequently (and appears to be... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
Let’s face it, most TVs can benefit tremendously from adding an external speaker system. While there are exceptions, typical TV speakers are simply not large enough to produce grand, well-defined sound. As TV bezels decrease in size, the speakers these TVs incorporate tend to get smaller as well. Soundbars are a great way to get a “bigger” audio experience without sacrificing much real estate.... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
The past decade has been a renaissance for TV technology. Televisions have gotten slimmer; we’ve gone from large-frame TVs like CRTs and floor-standing rear-projection models to the flat-panel displays we have on the market today. Screen sizes have also evolved, with 60-inch-plus models growing in popularity and becoming living-room staples. As screen sizes have grown, so has the demand for... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
The Bose® brand is synonymous with innovation. Every one of their speaker systems is as surprising as it is impressive. Bose systems are continually evolving and the company is always at the forefront of the latest trends. This year’s “next big thing” is definitely the rise of the wireless whole-house audio system and the Bose SoundTouch™ line is one of the most impressive and unique multi-room... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
When I think of the Bose® brand, two things come to mind: their passionate and loyal customer base and their unique approach to building speaker systems. There are plenty of consumers around the world who swear by their systems and consider them to be some of the highest-quality audio products available. This loyalty is reflected in their sales numbers, which have made Bose one of the industry... READ MORE
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1 year ago

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